Rowena Talusan-Dunn is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Creative Art Therapist in Westchester, New York. She specializes in women’s issues, young professionals or young adults who are still in graduate school. Additionally, she sees parents of children with Autism, as well as children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum disorder. Dr. Talusan-Dunn also specializes in anxiety, depression, career counseling, stress management and relationship issues.
Dr. Talusan-Dunn enjoys helping clients focus on self care and relaxation through the multi-sensory experience of art making. This often proves empowering for clients to discover a new language and mode in their own recovery and progress.
When working with children who have autism, as well as those who have a loved one on the spectrum, Dr. Talusan-Dunn offers a creative arts approach. She takes a relaxed philosophy to this modality, and considers it an exploratory process that is less inhibited. She always keeps a close pulse on what her clients feel comfortable with. Additionally, she offers group therapy for families and children with autism.
For clients who are less interested in art, she also incorporates exercises from the skills-based treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Dr. Talusan-Dunn received her PhD in expressive therapies, and enjoys crafting a variety of therapeutic exercises for clients in order to provide support. Her office is located in Pleasantville, where she looks forward to meeting you.
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Emotion regulation - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; finding work, life, and relationship balance
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Rowena Talusan-Dunn is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private practice, 2010 - Present
Lesley University, PhD , 2008
Pratt Institute, 2003
This weekly group for parents of children with autism combines therapeutic support with creative art making to foster self-care and healing.
"I felt heard and was offered immediate options for scheduling a preliminary consultation without any strings attached. All of my questions were answered. I felt like it was a good representation of what a session would be like."- Zencare client • June 2020
"Rowena was very friendly and personable! She made me feel comfortable through our initial phone call!"- Zencare client • June 2020